• MOSCA's first live appearance since pandemic began
• Two in one: KZV-321 pallet strapping machine
• Focus on product protection: UCB strapping machine with banding system
• What are the hallmarks of sustainability and digitalisation at the end of the packaging line?
MOSCA will be answering this question at Fachpack 2021 (Stand 3C-312, Hall 3C) with a live debut of the high-performanceKZV-321 and the UCB strapping machine with bandingtechnology.
"Our exhibition stand at Fachpack 2021 marks the first time that we will be back on site at a trade show in nearly two years," explains MOSCA CEO Timo Mosca. "During this time, we've been working full speed ahead on new innovations and developments – and we're looking forward to presenting two of them at Fachpack." The KZV-321 that will debut live in Nuremberg is an extremely versatile high-performance model. This machine straps single pallets of different heights as well as stacked pallets. In the past, this operation would have required two separate machines – strapping a double pallet through the pallet base was not possible. The KZV-321 efficiently combines both processes in a fully automatic machine. Different product heights are no problem for the KZV-321: with six strap lances at three different heights, it adapts perfectly to each specific product. The machine straps double pallets through the pallet bases for effective transport security. This enables maximum strap tension without product damage. It also improves eco-sustainability since the strapping is not placed around the entire bundle, but only from base to base. The KZV-321 thus saves strapping material and reduces environmental impact. Thanks to MOSCA's patented SoniXs ultrasonic sealing technology, the machine is also economical when it comes to energy consumption. Compared to conventional heat welding units, SoniXs requires no warm-up phases and uses much less energy.
Maximum flexibility is also the focus of the UCB strapping machine designed for the corrugated board industry. This model will be returning to Fachpack in 2021 with a new feature: since mid-year, the machine has been available with a banding system. This makes it optimally equipped for handling fragile products like glossy materials. Even with high tension, the 20 mm wide banding film does not cut into the product or cause damage of any kind. To select the most suitable type of transport security for each product, users can switch between the banding unit and strapping unit within minutes. The strapping unit is equipped with a double strap dispenser. When the strapping material runs out, the machine automatically switches from an empty coil to a replacement coil and seals the new strap without waste. This not only increases the efficiency of the machine, it also avoids downtimes.
From entry-level model to Industry 4.0
The state-of-the-art EVOLUTION SoniXs TR-6 Pro is a prime example of digitalisation, networking and automation. Capable of handling up to 45 packages per minute, it delivers the performance required to cope with high-speed logistics operations. This machine is also ideal as an interface to Industry 4.0. Users can check machine operation at any time and from any place via an integrated network communication gateway.
The MOSCA display at Fachpack 2021 features several other proven machines, including the entry-level RO-M FUSION model and the EVOLUTION SoniXs MS-6 KR-ZV, which was specially developed for lightweight products on dollies, pallet cages or wooden pallets. Since these bundles require less strap tension, the machine is CE-compliant without a protective safety enclosure. Its compact design and cost-efficient operation make it an ideal strapping solution.
Fachpack visitors can look forward to a lot more than machines at the MOSCA stand. The company will also be presenting its full range of services. Unique in the strapping industry, the MOSCA ONE Service concept supports customers worldwide and ensures they get maximum benefit from their strapping machines. The concept includes everything from maintenance contracts and standardised maintenance cycles, to machine installations, relocations and technical training.
The fact that MOSCA not only focuses on eco-sustainability when it comes to its machines is demonstrated by the strapping manufactured by the company. MOSCA PET straps are made from 100% recycled materials; the PP strapping contains up to 30% recycled components. The company is striving to further increase the proportion of recycled resources. MOSCA was recently named Germany's most sustainable machine engineering company by FOCUS Money magazine. Experts at the MOSCA exhibition stand will be available to offer Fachpack visitors detailed advice on eco-sustainable strapping solutions.